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this violence back here at home and abc's martha raddatz brings us the latest. >> reporter: tonight, protesters and egyptian security forces are facing off outside the embassy in cairo. the crowds, throwing stones and molotov cocktails, greeted with tear gas in return. it has been a long day of unrest in the region. this morning, outside the u.s. embassy in yemen's capital, protesters smashing windows and climbing the walls to the compound. at around 4:30 a.m. east coast time, yemen's spokesperson in washington tweeted in all caps, "protesters have stormed the u.s. embassy in sana'a." the assault, only the latest of a growing number fueled by anger at an amateurish, low budget film made in los angeles and promoted by the koran-burning gas or the, terry jones of florida. >> there must be an action. >> reporter: the film is clearly meant to denigrate the muslim prophet muhammad, depicting him as a child molester. >> there's really no possibility of maintaining a lid on the kind of provocative material like this film from getting out into the region. >> reporter: for three days now, protests have
/11. we want to join our senior foreign affairs reporter, martha raddatz. we'll hear from you in a moment. >> mr. president, mr. vice president, secretary panetta, secretary powell, mrs. powell. family members of the four patriots and heroes we bring home. members of the state department family. ladies and gentlemen. today, we bring home four americans who gave their lives for our country and our values. to the families of our fallen colleagues, i offer our most heart-felt condolences and deepest gratitude. sean smith joined the state department after six years in the air force. he was respected as an expert on technology by colleagues in baghdad, montreal, and the hague. he enrolled in correspondence courses at penn state and had high hopes for the future. sean leaves behind a loving wife, heather, two young children, samantha and nathan, and scores of grieving family, friends, and colleagues. and that's just in this world. because online, in the virtual world that sean helped create, he is also being mourned by countless competitors, collaborators, and gamers. who shared his passion. ty
bring in abc's martha raddatz, and, martha, how rare is this? >> reporter: david, this is really highly unusual. remember, the last time the prince was deployed in 2008, it was done in secret. when it leaked, he went back to britain early because he didn't want his presence to endanger others. he was a forward air controller then. that's the job on the ground. this time, i think the british announced it because he's an attack helicopter pilot. so, the british felt that prince harry would be in a much safer position, not out among potential enemies, but up in the air. i don't think they even imagined an attack on the airfield itself. but this has got to be making them rethink this, and prince harry, too. i doubt he would want anyone to be in a more dangerous spot because of his presence. and the fact that a small group of insurgents could make it that far, that deep onto a secure base where thousands of u.s. marines are, david, is really extraordinary. >> it really is. our chief foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz tonight. martha, thank you. >>> now, to the violent protests acr
on an american base in afghanistan. two marines dead. martha raddatz standing by with the latest. >>> also tonight, coming home. the solemn return for the four americans killed in libya. the caskets brought off the plane. the president, the secretary of state, their families waiting. while overseas, those fiery protests continue to spread. now, in 30 countries. our team on it all. >>> the royal fight. new tonight. buckingham palace suing over those photos of kate. an outraged prince william defending his wife, as the palace remembers what happened to his mother. >> hi, david! >>> and made in america is back, and the simple question tonight -- is the next million dollar invention sitting right in your home? tonight, you're going to say, why didn't i think of that? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening. diane is on assignment tonight. and we do begin here with breaking news. we're learning just a moment ago of an attack on a base in afghanistan. two u.s. marines have been killed. we don't know if it's related to the same anti-american protests raging in the region, but it does come
the families behind those faces. and so, here's abc's martha raddatz now. >> reporter: 300 members of the 82nd airborne division. marching in formation, only to break ranks moments later for the best of all possible reasons. these soldiers are home. >> you've gotten so big. >> reporter: nearly three years after it began, the surge of u.s. military in afghanistan is over. >> we're home. we're so happy to be home. we missed you guys. >> reporter: major clydella prichard-allen is a 21-year veteran of the army. this week, she was welcomed home by her twin sister, who served in iraq, and her children. >> i'll be in the army when i grow up, following in my mommy's footsteps. >> reporter: first lieutenant daniel loeffler dropped out of college, turned down a good job and joined the army after 9/11. back after his fifth deployment. >> i'm certainly glad to be home, although it means that someone else is over there fighting in my place. >> reporter: though the surge is over, the war is not. there are still 68,000 american troops in afghanistan -- troops that loeffler hopes will someday see success. >>
global affairs anchor, christiane amanpour has returned from the region. and martha raddatz. this is the first american ambassador killed in an attack since 1979. >> reporter: it is, george. this is a horrifying situation. and it is not over. we've been tracking this overnight. a senior u.s. official telling abc news that, indeed, ambassador chris stevens was killed by militants. it was a chaotic and terrifying scene. 20 gun-wielding attackers, storming the american consulate in benghazi overnight. nearly a dozen americans were inside, guarded only by libyan security. for nearly 20 minutes, the libyan guards exchanged fire with the attackers. and hurled a firebomb inside. the militants burned down at least one building. ambassador stevens was either killed by smoke inhalation, or more likely in a car trying to escape with two guards, which may have been hit by a mortar. the other american was killed from smoke inhalation. ambassador stevens is a long-serving diplomat. widely respected and passionate about libya. he was there during the revolution, serving as the american rep
.s. ambassador to libya, j. christopher stevens. the details still coming in. we want to go to martha raddatz for the most updated informing. >> this is a horrifying situation. there is danger it will erupt again. the u.s. military is sending in a marine corps anti-terrorism team. it's too late for the americans killed. it was a chaotic and terrifying scene. 20 gun-wielding attackers storming the american consulate in benghazi overnight. nearly a dozen americans were inside, guarded only by libyan security. for nearly 20 minutes, the libyan guards exchanged fire with the attackers. they hurled a fire bomb inside. 1 of the 4 americans died of smoke inhalation. it's not certain how the ambassador and others may have died. it could have been shoek or in a car while trying to escape. ambassador steven sas long-serving diplomat. he was in libya during the revolution. >> i was thrilled to watch the libyan people stand up and demand their rights. now i'm excited to return to libya to continue the great work we have started. >> reporter: earlier in the day tuesday, protesters breached the walls of th
to fly a mission this week. but abc's martha raddatz said the prince's superiors did not say that they could get into to a secure base. >> i don't think the attack on the airfield themselves, this has got to make them rethink this and prince harry too. i doubt he would want to be in a more dangerous condition because of his presence. >> now, over the weekend, former british prime minister john major said it would be a major victory for the taliban if prince harry were moved now. >>> a suburban teenager determined to set off a bomb in a downtown chicago bar will be in court today. abc's correspondent pierre thomas has details how the plot was foiled. >> reporter: the target, the heart of downtown chicago. the mission, to blow up a bar full of customers at one of the busiest times during happy hour. the fbi says adele daoud has been planning to kill as many people as possible before he parked his jeep cherokee. they said he got out in front of the bar, walked away from the bar and started squeezing the trigger of a bomb. but the bomb was a fake. daoud lived only a short distanc
correspondent martha raddatz starts us off right now. martha. >> diane we are getting more and more details by the hour. but tonight we know that during that nearly five hours, the ambassador went missing and his body would not be recovered for 12 hours. they came in darkness, 20 heavily armed attackers, swift, savage and deadly. the libyan security guards protecting the american consulate fired back but were overwhelmed. there were no u.s. marines to help. the main building of the consulate was quickly set ablaze. inside, on a planned visit from tripoli, american ambassador, chris stevens, along with several others, trapped between the flames and the gunfire, separated by heavy dark smoke and struggling to breathe. four americans would not make it at least two believed to have died from smoke inhalation. the group, including sean smith, information specialist, husband and father of two. >> this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faith around the world. we condemn in strongest terms this senseless act of violence. >> reporter: a terror group affiliated with al qa
, and some believe he may have been the target. abc's martha raddatz reports. it's a highly unusual situation for a member of the royal family. >> the last time prince harry was deployed in 2008 it was done in secret. and when it leaked, he went back to britain early because he did not want his presence to endanger others. he was a forward air controller then, which is a job on the ground. this time i think the british probably announced it because he's an attack helicopter pilot and they felt prince harry would be in a much safer position, not out among potential enemies but up in the air. i don't think they even imagined an attack on the airfield itself. but this has got to be making them rethink this and prince harry too. i doubt he would want anyone to be in a more dangerous position because of his presence. and the fact that a small group of insurgents could make it that far, that deep onto a secure air base where thousands of u.s. marines are is truly extraordinary. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> you know what i have been wondering, and i'm just going to say it out loud. it's
of the prophet muhammad, demonstrations have almost always followed. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> not just, warning signs, potentially ignored, the consulate there, was not as secure as most consulates. they didn't have bulletproof glass. don't have reinforced doors. intelligence agents haven't substantiated this said a spy must have known about the safe house in the u.s. consulate in benghazi. militants found it without a problem. >> hoond sight is 20/20. 30 american staffers and libyans were taken to the safe house. the government will not shut down at the end of the month thanks to a spending bill passed last night by the house. a stopgap budget band-aid to pay the bills, postpones negotiations over spending until after the election. paul ryan approved it. but this plan calls for $19 billion more in spending than his plan. the senate expects to pass the bill next week. >> did we see bipartisan action there? >> think we did. >> my goodness. apple reaching out to kus messieurs who cannot wait to get the iphone 5. making the smart phone available now for online preorders. othe
iran's nuclear threat. our senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz is inside iran this week, a rare opportunity to report from inside the secretive country. there she attended the biggest international summit the nation has held in modern history. >> reporter: here in tehran, everywhere the delegates go they see descriptions of horrors the iranians say were inflicted on their innocent citizens. one of the most prominent displays at the conference center, three bombed and burned out vehicles where iranian nuclear scientists were killed. the attacks were right out of a spy thriller, sticky bombs planted on cars by a speeding motorcycle driver. iran blames israel and there has been no flat-out denial. at the summit, the iranians even trotted out the scientists' widows and children, passing out roses. some delegates have even been offered tours of a nuclear facility the iranians claim is for peaceful purposes, but the u.s. says satellite photos show the facility has been sanitized in recent weeks. you think that this is all lies. that you are going to make a nuclear weapon? >> t
to my colleague, martha raddatz, with more on what we are learning about security that night. >> reporter: jeffrey, this new view of the consulate where that five-hour attack raged shows few signs of security before the attack. the small guard shack, just inside the compound, easily breached. cutting a clear path to the main building where two americans were killed. two others were killed in the house used as a safe haven, including at least one former navy s.e.a.l. >> we did evaluate the threat stream and we determined that the security at benghazi was appropriate for what we knew. >> reporter: but just the day before the attack, there were warning signs. al qaeda's leader urging libyans to retaliate against americans for the death of a libyan-born militant. and the state department was aware that that anti-muslim movie was airing on egyptian tv. yet, there were no warnings about it to other u.s. missions. why there weren't warnings about the movie is a big question tonight. given that whenever there's been any denigration of the prophet of muhammad, demonstrations and viole
by an unprecedented and very significant increase in maintenance issues. abc news correspondent martha raddatz experienced the problem firsthand. >> we go out to the runway to take off and the pilot comes on and says, "sorry, we have a mechanical problem." >> reporter: abc news has learned the faa is concerned enough to have stepped up scrutiny of american during its bankruptcy. so far, no indication safety has been compromised, but federal monitors are making more ramp checks and flyalongs with pilots to make sure. today's flights were punctual only 64% of the time. normal for september is 82%. american blames pilots, who they say are calling in sick 20% more than normal and over-reporting maintenance issues, leading to 547 delays today, compared to 100 on a normal day. the pilots union says there is no sanctioned work action under way. >> my advice is, until things get straightened out with the operation, if you have a choice, you ought to book another airline. >> reporter: the question for american is, even if it survives bankruptcy, can it survive fighting crews and the damaged customer co
obama sent to the war zone two years ago are now on their way home. abc's martha raddatz joins us, now. martha, what does this mean for the overall war effort? and for those troops who are left behind? >> well, as the surge troops are gone, it still leaves some 68,000 troops in afghanistan. all combat troops will be out at the end of 2014. although, some sort of force will remain. of the nearly 2,000 american deaths in afghanistan, 57% occurred during this surge. the last surge troops are leaving at an extremely tumultuous time. the core of the mission is training afghan troops. but those troops are now turning on the americans and nato forces in record numbers. it has gotten so bad, we have suspended most patrols with the afghans. these will be very challenging years ahead, amy. >> all right, indeed. martha raddatz, thanks so much. >>> and more violent clashes are erupting in the muslim world this morning. in protest of that anti-islam movie produced in california. at least one person was killed in pakistan when police opened fire on protesters torching a cinema there. the government
to be with you. >>> we're joined by my colleagues and friends. martha raddatz, brian ross and christiane amanpour. christiane, you covered the arab spring. you have been interviewed the prime minister of egypt. what are they telling you about these protests, who are behind this? >> first and foremost, this nothing to do with the government. they have called them back. they have made plenty of arrests. we should know the next few days their trying to recalibrate and put the united states back on the right track. whether it's the egyptian prime minister who told me that. the libyan prime minister. it also important to recognize that this is a seminal moment for these emerging democracies. by and large they have gone well. this is a success story. some elements are out of control. most particularly in libya, armed people who aren't under the government control, not brought into the, you know, rule of law. in egypt, they say they got it under control. they're concerned that they want to maintain relationships and not have this deter from their strong relationship with the u.s. >> let's talk about the
for coming here today. >> good to be with you. >>> and we're joined now by my colleagues and friends. martha raddatz, brian ross and christiane amanpour. christiane, you covered the arab spring. you had the exclusive interviews we all remembered with the prime minister of egypt. christiane, you have interviewed the prime minister. of egypt. what are they telling you about these protests, who are behind this? >> first and foremost, this nothing to do with the government. they have called them back. the muslim brotherhood said that they have made plenty of arrests. we should know the next few days their trying to recalibrate and put the united states back on the right track. whether it's the egyptian prime minister who told me that. the muslim brotherhood. the libyan prime minister. it also important to recognize that this is a seminal moment for these arab emerging democracies. the people have spoken, by and large, they've gone well. this is a success story. some elements are out of control. most particularly in libya, where you have armed people who aren't under the government control, not b
has calmed down according to martha raddatz they haven't account ford everyone and haven't secured the consulate in libya. an islamic extremist group claimed responsibility. >> this shows shifting ground in the middle east, days gone by, american allies, dictatorships would have put these revolts down. a different scenario. >> secretary of state hillary clinton completely issued a statement, she said there is never any justification for violent acts of this kind. although our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. no tolerance from the secretary of state. >> see how it pans out. >>> in just a few hours, the so-called tribute in light here in new york city will fade into day light. when those two beams of light that stretch skyward from ground zero can't be seen any more another year of honoring the victims of 9/11 attacks will be over. abc's t.j. winick takes a look at yesterday's commemorations. >> reporter: we al remember where we were 11 years ago when we first heard the news. >> look it happened yesterday. just as painful. >> reporter:
been pulled, film pulled from public view. john, martha raddatz reported on "world news" last night that there were warning signs that al qaeda's leader was encouraging american retaliation from libyans for the death of a libyan-born militant. the state department was aware that this arab movie aired on tv and did not send any sort of high alert out as well. so warning signs were issued. some what disturbing. >> let's hope it calms down starting today. >>> the other developing story, asian stock markets are following wall street's lead rallying overnight after an announcement of fed reserve's economic rescue plan. chairman ben bernanke said the fed will pump $40 billion into the economy each month until the economy m proves. economy improves. there is no limit on how long that can continue t it is unprecedented. bernanke said the goal was to bring unemployment down to 7.6%, by 2013. >>> some optimism in chicago this morning at the teachers strike. looks like it could be coming to an end. 350,000 students will have to sit it out for the fifth day. the union president said classes cou
missiles in the strait of hormuz, a key passage for some 20% of the world's oil. abc's martha raddatz watching all of it this morning. martha, if nothing else, the timing here is interesting, as the u.s. military has been conducting drills there. and iran's president is here in new york at the u.n. what should we make of all this? >> well, this is showmanship, pure and simple, josh. this exercise is clearly meant to tell the world, and especially israel and the u.s., that it has the power to close down that vital waterway and to attack u.s. ships. as you said, the u.s. is conducting mine-sweeping exercises right now, about 250 miles from where these missiles were supposedly tested. so this is surely in response to that. just yesterday, at the united nations, iran's president, ahmadinejad, told reporters, we have all of the defensive means at our disposal. and we are ready to defend ourselves. but while this may be just an exercise, it is significant nonetheless. it comes at an extremely tense time, with israel saying iran's nuclear program must be stopped. and urging the u.s. to take
of this is unfolding in the aftermath of yesterday's attack against americans in libya. abc's martha raddatz has more. >> reporter: they came in darkness, 20 heavily armed attackers, swift, savage and deadly. the libyan security guards protecting the american consulate fired back but were overwhelmed. there were no u.s. marines to help. the main building of the consulate was quickly set ablaze. inside, on a planned visit from tripoli, american ambassador chris stevens along with several others trapped between the flames and the gunfire, separated by heavy, dark smoke and struggling to breathe. four americans would not make it. at least two believed to have died from smoke inhalation. the group including sean smith, an information specialist, husband, and father of two. >> this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. we condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence. >> reporter: a terror group affiliated with al qaeda claimed responsibility for the well-coordinated attack. u.s. officials are still trying to determine whether it was timed
. >>> and as we mentioned, two u.s. warships now positioned off the libyan coast. and martha raddatz is tracking the latest details on what really happened in libya, that left a u.s. ambassador and three americans dead. martha? >> good morning, amy. overnight, u.s. navy forces began moving those two u.s. destroyers, armed with cruise missiles, to the coast of libya. part of the heightened state of alert across the region. this is all still very volatile. the situation in libya is at a flash point. all nonessential u.s. diplomatic workers have been ordered to leave the country this morning, as the fbi and other agencies try to figure out who carried out the malicious attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. >> i want to assure you, we will bring their killers to justice. >> reporter: the attack was complex and preplanned. likely, for the anniversary of september 11th. it was around 10:00 at night in libya. 20 heavily armed attackers began firing at the libyan security guards protecting the american consulate, before setting the main building ablaze. inside, ambassado
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